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Smart Cooking: The Restaurant Equipment You Should Lease
By business.com editorial staff | April 15, 2020

Whether you're opening a restaurant for the first time or you're an experienced restaurateur, you need to find ways to save money wherever you can.

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The Top E-Commerce Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
By business.com editorial staff | April 14, 2020

Don't make these common mistakes when launching your online business.

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Fast, Good or Cheap – Pick Three?
By business.com editorial staff | April 14, 2020

The Iron Triangle has obvious shortcomings. Learn how the lean startup process is the best way to achieve "fast," "good" and "cheap" all in one project.

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Tips to Improve Customer Service on Your E-commerce Site
By business.com editorial staff | April 14, 2020

Great customer service can be a challenge for your e-commerce site because of the lack of face-to-face contact, but it's just as important.

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How to Create Community Around Your Brand
By business.com editorial staff | April 14, 2020

Using online and in-person methods can help you grow a loyal brand following.

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Want to Drive Visibility to Your Business? Try Thought Leadership
By business.com editorial staff | April 14, 2020

One PR pro gives advice on where to start with thought leadership.

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Does Your Business Have a Battle Rhythm? Why You Need One
By business.com editorial staff | April 14, 2020

Businesses can learn much from the key aspects of military battle rhythm.

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Yelp, Groupon, Facebook: The Top 11 Sources of Online Restaurant Marketing
By business.com editorial staff | April 13, 2020

There are more resources than ever before for marketing your restaurant online.

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Innovation Challenges Every New Company Faces
By business.com editorial staff | April 13, 2020

New companies are in an ideal position to innovate.

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Retailers: Avoiding Transaction Risk of Keyed Payments
By business.com editorial staff | April 13, 2020

In the majority of transactions, this risk is minor and ephemeral. However, certain transactions come with a greater degree of risk.

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How Agile Project Management Principles Can Modernize M&A
By business.com editorial staff | April 13, 2020

Agile is adaptive, iterative, flexible and particularly well suited for M&A.

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How to Increase Your Restaurant's Profit Margin
By business.com editorial staff | April 10, 2020

You can pump up profits for your restaurant with a few tried-and-true methods paired with creative balance of costs.

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8 Tips for Effective Crisis Communications in the Workplace
By business.com editorial staff | April 10, 2020

It's important to have a crisis communications plan in place before you need it.

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The Business Value of Twitter
By business.com editorial staff | April 10, 2020

Twitter for Business can be an invaluable tool to get your brand out there. Here are the top benefits of using Twitter for your business.

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Commercial Real Estate Lessons From McDonald’s
By business.com editorial staff | April 10, 2020

Small business owners can learn from the McDonald's business model of owning their own business real estate.

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What Is the Triple Bottom Line?
By Paula Fernandes | April 10, 2020

The triple bottom line is a sustainability-based accounting method that focuses on people, profit and planet. Here's how it works for businesses.

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6 Effective Strategies for Communication in a Crisis
By Ming-Yi Wu | April 09, 2020

In a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses and their customers are left in the lurch. Follow these steps to communicate effectively with your audience during this or any other crisis.

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Restaurant Reservation App and Software Buying Guide
By business.com editorial staff | April 09, 2020

Look carefully at these six factors before you select your restaurant's reservation software.

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4 Ways Leaders Can Empower Team Members Struggling With Change
By Deborah Sweeney | April 09, 2020

Talk about opportunities for innovation with all team members.

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The Dropbox Effect: How to Utilize the Lean Startup Methodology
By business.com editorial staff | April 09, 2020

How do big startups like Dropbox manage to climb to the heights they do? It all starts with the Lean Startup methodology.

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Buying a Retail POS System? Here's How to Choose the Right One
By business.com editorial staff | April 09, 2020

Here's what you should look for in a modern, technologically advanced point-of-sale system for your business.

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Southwest Airlines: A Case Study in Great Customer Service
By business.com editorial staff | April 09, 2020

Southwest Airlines' model of exceptional customer service can be extrapolated to fit the needs of almost any industry if you employ strategies that work for your business.

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The CEO's Approach to Evolving Business Industries
By Moazzam Kamran | April 09, 2020

Recent events have led to a massive movement to socially distance and move toward digital platforms for both work and learning. Let's look at various sectors and ways to embrace their digital...

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10 Things to Consider Before Starting a Restaurant
By business.com editorial staff | April 08, 2020

These factors are crucial in planning a restaurant.

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How Your Small Business Can Benefit From a Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy
By Dr. Brittany McDonald | April 08, 2020

Learn three effective ways small to medium-sized businesses can implement and benefit from corporate social responsibility.

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Unlocking the Power of Trade: How to Identify and Monetize Your Excess Capacity
By business.com editorial staff | April 07, 2020

Waste is bad for business – and society as a whole.

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Should Your Restaurant Accept Mobile Payments?
By business.com editorial staff | April 07, 2020

If you're unsure whether you should accept mobile payments because of security concerns, cost of adoption, or you're worried customers won't use it, you're not alone in your hesitation.

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Creating Shelter in the Storm: Pivoting Your Business in Response to COVID-19
By Rob Shelton | April 07, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has made it necessary for many commercial companies to shift their business models quickly. Many are repurposing their assets to create new value, protect the brand and survive.

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A Strong Foundation: 5 Books to Read Before Starting Your Business
By business.com editorial staff | April 07, 2020

An easier way of starting a business is to gather more knowledge and motivation. Here are five masterpieces that will help you.

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Building Brand Intimacy: How to Emotionally Connect With Customers
By business.com editorial staff | April 07, 2020

An emotional connection can make all the difference when a customer is deciding to buy.